Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bells a'Ringing !

My much admired Canadian blogging friend, Barry, has finished his Chemotherapy. There is a tradition in the Cancer Center where he is being treated: the client rings a big, brass bell after the infusion of his last Chemo. But for our beloved Barry, would just the one bell do?

No way!

On the actual day that he finished, hundreds of bloggers joined him and bells rang all over the world.

I am quite tardy, but I am also a charter member of the Better Late Than Never Club. As I read the blogs which I've missed during my work imposed, funk imposed, not-enough-hours-in-the-day imposed blog exile, I realised I needed to Ring a Bell, late or not!

So, I called on the Waggle to help, of course.

My charge nurse at my new job gave all of her crew a gift for Christmas. I was touched to be included, as I had only been on the floor for a couple of weeks. I received a cute little Santa doorknob decoration with a jingle bell.

Swede William was the first to learn that if he rang the bell when he wanted to go out, he got our attention faster. The rest soon caught on. So I imagine Santa will be a permanent fixture on the kitchen door!

Without further ado (and, unfortunately without the knowledge of how to edit these videos) Here are the BELLS FOR BARRY!!!

Hugs today are for Barry, Linda, and Lindsay!


  1. Oh Patience that was perfect. I always love belated celebrations. It strings the celebration out longer. I know Barry will love it. Blessings
    Thanks for your visits.

  2. I would like you to know that you just had Eddy's complete and undivided attention! At the sound of the bell and your voice he came over to watch and cock his head through both videos!

    Hurray for Barry! We rang bells and it was fun to post about it and go to see what other folks used for bells, and what they had to say about it.

    Little bells have big voices, I think.

  3. What a wonderful way to celebrate! Late or not, the end of chemo deserves lots and lots of bells, drums and whistles.

    Gussie and muzzer

  4. Hear! Hear! I know Barry will love it:)

  5. Patience

    youw bells will be heawd no mattew the time..I'm winging them fow Bawwy too..I hope and oway fow his health
    smoochie kisses

  6. Pawesome!
    Barry will love it!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Ringing with you too!

    We're members of your club....

    Kathy and Flynn

  8. We used to hang bells on our knob - worked great. You could hear them no matter where you were in the house. Then we had our first recreational bell-ringer. Then our second. You open the door and they just stand there wagging...nuff said.

    Linda Z

  9. That woke our dogs up! :)
    I haven't visited Barry in some time. So don't feel too terribly late...I'm obviously overdue.

  10. *Smiling* I love love Barry ---

    Patience, when are you going to write another book so I can read it - I miss the pups and your adventures!

  11. I saw it first on facebook and loved it there. Then I saw it here and loved it all over again.

    I passed by your house last week while I was taking pics of the houses in Lowertown. I used to get my hair cut & colored there!

  12. Those are some pretty good bell ringers. Good job.

  13. lovely video!

    We are tardy with blog visiting too, there are not enough hours in the day.

    Well done Barry too!

    lotsaluv, Marvin oh and Jeannie xxxxxx ps thanks for the "word" I had forgotten on Facebook!

    My kids think I am crazy posting my own comments but hey, rather be crazy than staid and boring in my view!

  14. We have bells on two doors and it was amazing how fast they learned to ring them to go out.


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